Cole Harrison, an Iraq War veteran amputee, wears his disfigurement like a barrier to those who might love him, shielding them from the ugliness inside. He agrees to try and potentially invest in, a prototype prosthetic with the goal of saving a hopeless man’s dreams.
Carly Rose contracts to live with Cole and train him to use his new prosthetics, only to discover his dark world of alcoholism and PTSD. Can Carly help him fight this war and discover the man he is destined to become?
At the Edge of a Dark Forest is a modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Only it is not her love that will make him whole.
What reviewers are saying ...
“I read this book in record time. I couldn't put it down. I am looking forward to the sequel to see what Carly and Cole do next. Well written, and I could really feel the character's hearts. We need more books like this!”
“Gorgeous portrayal of loving others back to life. Beautifully written---thanks for sharing your gift! Can't wait to see what you write next!”
“Connie Almony's written a book filled with emotion, making the reader care for the disabled vet while feeling the frustration of the woman who tries to help a man who won't help himself. The reader pulls for Cole to change as he rejects people who care about him and struggles with overcoming his addiction. Not until he faces the secret from his past he's bottled up inside can he start to heal. I highly recommend this book.”
“I always read the various renditions of Beauty and the Beast, and I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline in this one. A broken, self-absorbed man finds his true purpose in life and the joy, forgiveness and love that can only be attained through Jesus Christ. Whether you are a believer or not, you will be moved by this version of Beauty and the Beast because it is so uplifting, and a tribute to all the valiant warriors who serve our country.”
tags: modern-day fairytale retelling, alcoholism, prosthetics, DTs, hoppotherapy, horse therapy, marines, wounded warrior